Horror of the Wolf (1973)

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Horror of the Wolf
The Japanese poster for Horror of the Wolf
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Crest of the Wolf (1973)
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Directed by Masashi Matsumoto
Producer(s) Osamu Tanaka
Written by Kazumasa Hirai, Fumio Ishimori,
Jun Fukuda, Masashi Matsumoto
Music by Riichiro Manabe
Distributor Toho
Running time 83 minutes
(1 hour, 23 minutes)
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Horror of the Wolf (狼の紋章,   Ōkami no Monshō, lit. Crest of the Wolf) is a 1973 Japanese horror film co-produced by Toho Pictures and Toho Eizo and distributed by Toho. It is an adaptation of the manga Wolf Guy written by Kazumasa Hirai and illustrated by Hisashi Sakaguchi. It was released to Japanese theaters on September 1, 1973.

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Staff

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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Masashi Matsumoto
  • Written by   Fumio Ishimori, Jun Fukuda, Masashi Matsumoto
  • Based on the Wolf Guy manga by   Kazumasa Hirai
  • Executive producer   Osamu Tanaka
  • Music by   Riichiro Manabe
  • Theme songs "Horror of the Wolf" and "The Wolf's Parade" performed by   Jiro Sugita
    • Lyrics by   Norio Furumata, Fumiko Okada, Masashi Matsumoto
    • Composed by   Riichiro Manabe
  • Cinematography by   Shoji Ueda
  • Edited by   Isao Takeda
  • Production design by   Kazuo Takenaka
  • 1st assistant director   Masahiro Nara

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Taro Shigaki   as   Akira Inugami, Wolf Guy
  • Yoshi Shinshiki   as   Akira Inugami (child)
  • Yoko Ichiji (as Shoko Aki)   as   Akiko Aoshika
  • Noriko Kimura   as   Michiko Honda
  • Yusaku Matsuda   as   Haguro
  • Toshitaka Ito   as   Rikiya Kuroda
  • Toshio Kurosawa   as   Shinmei
  • Sayoko Kato   as   Ryuko Konuma
  • Masanobu Sawai   as   Oga
  • Masao Imanishi   as   Principal Onuki
  • Koichi Hayashi   as   Professor Moritsuka
  • Kotaro Tomita   as   Tadokoro
  • Toku Nishio   as   Magawa
  • Koji Kawamura   as   Takeo Haguro
  • Ranko Mizuki   as   Fumi Tozaki
  • Koichi Ueda   as   Gang member
  • Akihiko Nishijima   as   Student
  • Ryo Horikawa, Mikio Ozawa, Koji Miemachi, Masakazu Wakihira, Mikio Shiozaki, Kiyokazu Nemoto, Fumio Niikura, Junichi Nakajima   as   Others
  • Kensho Yamashita   as   Inugami's father (uncredited)
  • Takuya Yuki, Kazuo Imai, Shizuko Azuma   as   Teachers (uncredited)

Appearances

Monsters

Gallery

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Alternate titles

  • Crest of the Wolf (狼の紋章,   Ōkami no Monshō, literal Japanese title)

Theatrical releases

  • Japan - September 1, 1973

Video releases

Toho DVD (2006)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Masashi Matsumoto.
  • Notes: Re-released as "limited price edition" on February 7, 2014, then again as part of the Toho DVD Masterpiece Selection on August 19, 2015.

Videos

Japanese Horror of the Wolf trailer


Trivia

  • Horror of the Wolf was notable among Toho's films, which were usually family-friendly entertainment films, for featuring strong depictions of violence and sexual situations, giving it the reputation of an exploitation film.
  • Another Wolf Guy film, simply titled Wolf Guy, this time an adaptation of the Adult Wolf Guy novel series, was released by Toei only two years after Horror of the Wolf.
  • Kensho Yamashita, later the director of Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, appears uncredited in this film as Inugami's father.

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